OpenSSH Alternatives for Android

    OpenSSH is not available for Android but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is ConnectBot, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenSSH and six of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to OpenSSH are Royal TSX (Freemium), JuiceSSH (Free), SwiFTP (Free, Open Source) and SecureBlackbox® (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2021

    1. ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can use a shell on a remote machine and transfer files back and forth to your phone.
    2. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms!
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • mosh
      • OpenSSH
      • Dropbear SSH Server and Client
      The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      SwiFTP is an open-source FTP server that allows you to connect to your phone over wifi or cellular/3g to upload and download files. Any FTP client can be used.
    3. SecureBlackbox is a library (suite of components and classes) for software developers that allows them to provide secure data transfer and storage, digital signing and verification, encryption, and compression (please refer to /n software website to get the complete list of...
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    4. SSHDroid is a SSH server implementation for Android. This application will let you to connect to your device from a PC and execute commands (like "terminal" and "adb shell") or edit files (through SFTP, WinSCP, Cyberduck, etc...).
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